Royal Canadian Golf Association

Royal Canadian Golf Association

June 07, 2005 23:57 ET

VIKES AND MUSTANGS LEAD AFTER FIRST ROUND

RCGA University/College championship underway Attention: Sports Editor, Travel/Tourism Editor DUNCAN, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - June 7, 2005) - The Western Ontario University Mustangs and the University of Victoria Vikes sit atop the standings after the first round of play completed Tuesday at the 2005 RCGA University/College Championship at Duncan Meadows Golf Club in Duncan, B.C.

In the Women's competition, the University of Western Ontario took an early lead securing a seven shot advantage over returning champions University of British Columbia. Led by Lindsay Edmunds of London Ont., Western finished with a team total of 322. Edmunds held the low score for the opening round posting a four over par 76.

"Our team played well today and we're feeling pretty good about our chances right now," said Edmunds. "Its still early and we know everyone's going to comeback hard. We have to be on our games tomorrow."

Heading into the second round, UBC sits second at 329 while Camosun College is third at 343. University of Victoria is just two strokes off the pace of Camosun at 345.

On the men's side, Jade Dennill of Nakusp, B.C. from the University of Victoria helped his team to a score of 285 shooting a three under par 69. University of Victoria is seven strokes ahead of Simon Fraser University which finished with a total of 292.

University of British Columbia's Michel Landry of Moncton, N.B. blistered the course by shooting the low round of 67 to put his UBC teammates within striking distance of the University of Victoria. UBC sits in third position just nine strokes behind.

Defending champions, Humber College from Toronto had a disappointing day, finishing 22 shots off the lead.

"Our team had a tough day and broke down mentally," said Ryan Lamb of Bradford, Ont., who is the lone returning member from the 2004 championship team. "We're a young inexperienced team this year, but I think we can overcome this. We're still not out of it."

A total of 153 College and University golfers from across Canada are competing this week in Duncan, B.C. The championship is open to universities, colleges and other post-secondary institutions (professional and technical schools) in Canada. The field is comprised of 20 male teams and a record 11 female teams.

Play will continues tomorrow with the second round beginning at approximately 7:30 a.m. (PST).

The following are opening-round scores for Tuesday, June 07, 2005. (Best 4 individual scores count towards team total).

Men's Team Results
1. University of Victoria 285
2. Simon Fraser University 292
3. University of British Columbia 294
4. Université de Montreal 299
5. University of Manitoba 301
T6. Universite Laval 302
T6. Malaspina University-College 302
8. University of Waterloo 303
9. University of Toronto 305
10. Humber College 307
11. McMaster University 310
T12. University of Ottawa 311
T12. University of Lethbridge 311
14. Carleton Univrsity 313
15. Camosun College 316
16. Trois-Rivières 319
17. Holland College 320
18. University of Calgary 321
19. University of Alberta 322
20. Mount Royal College 323

Women's Team Results
1. Western 322
2. UBC 329
3. Camosun College 343
4. University of Victoria 345
5. Humber College 355
6. University of Manitoba 357
7. Mount Royal College 359
8. Universite Laval 370
9. University of Alberta 384
10. Simon Fraser University 405
11. University of Calgary 409

For a complete list of competitors, starting times and full post-round results visit www.rcga.org.

Championship Format
The team championship will involve five-player teams competing over 72 holes with the top four individual scores counting towards the team total. After 54 holes, the field will be cut to the low 10 male and low four female teams. Any team within 15 shots of the lead will also make the cut.

ABOUT THE RCGA
The Royal Canadian Golf Association is the governing body of golf in Canada, representing close to 400,000 members nationwide. In addition to providing core services such as the Rules of Golf, handicapping, support of turfgrass and environmental research, and BMO Financial Group Future Links, Canada's national junior golf program and supporting the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame and Museum, the RCGA also conducts Canada's most prestigious golf championships. The Bell Canadian Open and BMO Financial Group Canadian Women's Open attract the best professional golfers in the world, while six regional junior championships, 10 national amateur championships and the BMO Financial Group Canadian Women's Tour showcase the best of Canadian golf. For more information please visit www.rcga.org.

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FOR MORE INFORMATION

Michael Grobe
RCGA, Senior Communications Coordinator
Onsite: 250-701-9154
Cell: 905-467-2944
E-mail: mgrobe@rcga.org IN: SPORTS

Contact Information

  • Michael Grobe, Senior Communications Coordinator, Royal Canadian Golf Association
    Primary Phone: 905-849-9700 ext. 230
    Secondary Phone: 905-467-2944
    Toll-Free: 800-263-0009
    E-mail: mgrobe@rcga.org